Resources and Information

Animal Resources

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Marine Mammal Stranding Network, (360) 303-3608. Volunteer group for stranded or orphaned sea mammals,

National Marine Fisheries Services, (800) 853-1964. State wide hotline to report stranded or orphaned sea mammals,

Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, 360-966-8845, Orphaned and injured small mammals and birds for Whatcom and part of Skagit counties

Sardis Raptor Center, 360-366-3863, Specializing in rehabilitation of birds of prey and public education.

Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife, (425) 775-1311, www.

Washington State Patrol – 360-676-2076. Report a large or dangerous injured animal,

Whatcom Humane Society - 360-733-2080. Does not does not trap or relocate healthy wildlife but provides general information on animal-proofing your home and co-existing with native wildlife,


Animal Emergency Care Clinic, 317 Telegraph Road, 758-2200. The clinic is open after hours to help local pet owners handle crisis situations,

Pickup of stray, injured and dead animals: Whatcom Humane Society, 733-2080,


Whatcom County

Alternative Humane Society – 360-671-7445, All-volunteer companion-animal welfare association. Spay/neuter assistance available, pet fostering and adoption.

Grateful Dogs Off-Leash Association – 360-671-4193, is a community organization that acts to protect and enhance our off-leash recreation areas, as well as to promote all aspects of responsible dog ownership.

Paws Awhile - 1200 10th St., Bellingham, 360-752-2970. The gift shop of the Whatcom Humane Society. Staffed by volunteers. Donations are always welcome, but please call ahead.

Whatcom Humane Society - 3710 Williamson Way, 360-733-2080, Adoptions, dog licensing, report a lost pet, animal control, spay/ neuter assistance and pet food bank programs for low-income pet owners. Report animal abuse/neglect.

Skagit County

Skagit Valley Humane Society - 18911 Kelleher Road, Burlington, WA 98233 (360) 757-0445,

Island County

Freeland Cat Adoption Center - 1801 B Scott Rd. Freeland, WA, (360) 331-2808,

Coupeville Animal Shelter - 20168 State Route 20 Coupeville, WA (360) 678-5816 or, (360) 321-WAIF (9243),

O ak Harbor Cat Adoption Center - 1036 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor, WA (360) 279-1244,

Oak Harbor NAS Animal Shelter NAS Whidbey Island - 120 Tulagi Avenue, Bldg. 297, Oak Harbor, WA (360) 279-0829,

San Juan County

Animal Protection Society - 111 Shelter Road P.O. Box 1355 Friday Harbor, WA 98250, 360-378-2158,

Orcas Animal Protection Society - 84A Hope Lane, P.O. Box 1484 Eastsound, WA 98245, 360-376-6777,

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